Out ‘G.B.F.’ Star Michael J. Willet Stars in MTV’S New Comedy Series ‘Faking It’
Faking It, premiering on MTV Tuesday, April 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT is a new romantic comedy about two best friends who love each other – in slightly different ways. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse.
The series stars Katie Stevens as “Karma” (American Idol), Rita Volk as “Amy,” Gregg Sulkin as “Liam” (Wizards of Waverly Place), Michael Willett as “Shane” (G.B.F. )and Bailey Buntain as “Lauren” (Bunheads).
Faking It is Executive Produced by Carter Covington (10 Things I Hate About You, Greek, Hart of Dixie).
I interviewed the openly gay actor & singer, Michael Willett earlier this year about the new series, coming out, his fierce co-stars and his first album.
The 24-year-old stars in the breakout hit G.B.F. The story follows Tanner (Willett), who’s longing for the spotlight and is convinced coming out will make him instantly popular. Begrudgingly outed, he becomes the hottest, new, must-have accessory — the “gay best friend” — sky rocketing him to the top of the social food chain.
Much to the chagrin of spurned friends,”mean girls” battle for Tanner’s attention, all while he grapples with being defined by his sexuality. Directed by Darren Stein, best known for the 1999 cult hit “Jawbreaker,” the film features an all-star cavalcade of LGBT favorites, including Natasha Lyonne (“But I’m a Cheerleader”), Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”), Sasha Pieterse (“Pretty Little Liars”)and Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”).
Check out the interview here.
Photo courtesy of @misterwillett